LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) -An illegal marijuana grow operation was busted in Ludlow. Police seized hundreds of marijuana plants this week and charges are pending against two Connecticut residents.
Western Mass News spoke with Ludlow’s police chief who said the two suspects were found growing marijuana in an industrial building near the Hampden County House of Corrections.
“We became aware that there was an industrial area that had an inspection that was to be conducted in that area, through that inspectional service we became aware that there was an illegal professional grow type operation that was occurring in a warehouse,” said Chief Daniel Valadas of the Ludlow Police Department.
Chief Valadas said detectives located a large marijuana grow operation on Tuesday afternoon next to the Hampden County House of Corrections and the Westover Air Base.
“Two adult gentlemen from Connecticut, who were the owners/operators of this business which was listed as a medical supply business upon further investigation with two corporative gentlemen there was a discovery of almost 500 plants at different stages and about over 100 large branches that were drawing of what we believe to be THC type cannabis,” explained Chief Valadas.